Martin Luther King Jr. Week continues Jan. 21 with a service learning project, the MLK Award Reception and a panel discussion with UNL faculty and students.
All events are free and open to the public.
Jan. 21, 3 p.m.: Service learning project, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Lobby, 1400 R St. Participants will volunteer at various sites around the community in honor of King’s vision for community outreach. Registration will take place at the MLK booth in the Nebraska Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 to 15.
6:30 p.m.: MLK Award Reception, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Unity Room. The 2016 Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award will be presented to Debra Hope, professor of psychology at UNL. The award is given to individuals or groups who have contributed to the UNL community or the wider Lincoln community by their exemplary action in promoting King’s goals and vision.
7:30 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Dr. King’s Dream in 2016: Locally, Nationally and Globally,” Nebraska Union Heritage Room. A panel that includes Sriyani Tidball, assistant professor of practice in advertising and public relations at UNL; Patrick Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies at UNL; and UNL graduate student Carnetta Griffin will discuss what King’s dream means in today’s world and how it affects the state, nation and world.